Let’s first give props to the performances of William deVry, who we love when he gets to play the darker shades of Julian Jerome, and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) for their riveting Julexis implosion in key scenes on the pier on Friday’s episode of General Hospital.
After realizing she was wearing a wire to frame him to confess to the murders of Carlos Rivera and Duke Lavery, Julian decides its got to be curtains for Alexis, and he kidnaps her and takes her to the pier. A disraught, but unhinged Julian tells his wife that she now has left him no choice, but to kill her. She tries to counter that if he kills her, he will kill their unborn child, too. Julian tells her he knows she is lying and trying to out maneuver him. Then Julian says that she may have made him a better man, but she also destroyed that man. Julian is about to slit Alexis’ throat, just like had happened to her mother! Just then, it was Sonny (Maurice Benard) to the rescue. He brings out his gun and Julian and Sonny start to have their long-awaited showdown, but as they tussle, Alexis grabs the knife from the ground and stabs Julian in the back. Alexis is freaked out, shocked, and horrified that she used this knife to try to kill her husband. Sonny saves the day for Alexis, when he sees that Julian is still breathing, and puts his fingerprints on the knife in Julian’s back, so it won’t be Alexis who will take the fall for the attempted murder.
Julian is taken to General Hospital, where Anna (Finola Hughes), Paul (Richard Burgi) and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) show up. After Jordan tells Alexis she will see her at the station in the morning to get her statement, Alexis thanks Sonny for saving her life. Alexis wants to go home to her girls who are worried sick about their mom. The doctor comes out and tells Alexis that her husband is going to live. Alone, Julian still with the knife in his back, utters that he’s not done with Alexis. What does he mean? Is he going to try to kill her … or is he going to try to win her back?
Elsewhere on Cassadine Island, Jason (Billy Miller) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Nikolas (Nick Stabile) and Ava (Maura West) are playing a game of cat and mouse. Nikolas is tryng to get to his cell phone. Spencer (Nicolas Bechtel) has been calling multiple times. The lights go out and Nikolas reminds Sam of the Cassadine Curse that will destroy her and Jason. He escapes in the dark to the wine cellar, but gets knocked out. Jason finds him and brings him upstairs. Nikolas shows Ava he has a phone now. Sam and Jason are suspicious that they are all not alone, and someone else is in the Cassadine compound. A figure, who will turn out to be James Patrick Stuart debuting in his new role, is looming!
And in even a further mystery, Sonny has news for Carly (Laura Wright) about a development in locating Josslyn’s kidney donor. He brings the woman to the Metro Court, who is the former hospital administrator named Ramona. When alone chatting with Carly, Ramona admits that she received Josslyn’s kidney from a woman she had never seen before, and of course, her description was that of Helena Cassadine. Carly pulls up Helena’s image on her phone and asks Ramona if this is the woman. Ramona confirms it. Then, when Ramona walks away she in the entrance way to the dining room of the hotel talking to someone on her phone saying that Carly bought her story, hook, line, and sinker. Who could she be working for?
Laura (Genie Francis) and Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) finally got a clue and wised-up and figured out that Spencer was using a second phone, a burner phone, to communicate with someone over and over again, and that someone was also calling Spencer over and over again. It would appear Laura is this close to discovering her son Nikolas is alive. Will she end up on Cassadine Island, too?
It was a solid episode of GH were there were several plot developments for a heading-into-the-weekend cliffhanger on the ABC daytime drama series. So, what did you think of the performances of William deVry and Nancy Lee Grahn? What will Julian do next? What will go down next on Cassadine Island? What do you think of the on-screen chemistry between Maura West and Nick Stabile? Where do you think the Josslyn kidney donor storyline is ultimately heading? Share your thoughs on the episode in the comment section below!